The title of this article will no doubt cause some controversy across the land. One angler’s definition of “world class” is likely very different from another’s.
However, I will go out on a limb and say a 5-pound brown bass will make any good fisherman sit up and take notice.
This 5-pound barrier is rarely broken and when it is, there is cause for celebration.
If you happen to be on a fishing trip and you get to touch a 5-pound-plus smallie three or four times a day, that is remarkable.
I had just such a trip this fall.